Super Anti-inflammatory Cherry-Walnut Bites


By Aria Seidl | Delicious Living

This raw-food treat combines top anti-inflammatory agents, including tart cherries and omega-3-laden walnuts. A daily bite or two of antioxidant-rich dark chocolate (at least 70 percent cacao) is a worthy anti-inflammatory treat.

Serves: 24 people
Calories per serving: 96

Ingredients
2 cups dried sour cherries
8 Medjool dates (pitted)
⅔ cup walnut pieces
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 tablespoons dark chocolate chips
4 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut, plus more for rolling

Directions

  1.   Finely chop dried cherries, dates and walnuts and combine in a large mixing bowl. Add orange juice, cinnamon, chocolate chips and coconut. Mix together with hands, working into a sticky mass. Mixture should hold together; if necessary, add another chopped date or a little more juice.
  2.   With clean, slightly wet hands, roll mixture into walnut-shell-size balls. Roll in excess shredded coconut, if desired. Gently place into an airtight container and refrigerate. They will become firmer as they cool.

PER SERVING: 96 cal, 3 g fat (0 g mono, 2 g poly, 1 g sat), 0 mg chol, 1 g protein, 10 g carb, 1 g fiber, 2 mg sodium


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